Chlortetracycline is (CTC) is a tetracycline antibiotic which is being in the white-tailed deer industry to improve production and animal health. In this paper, we present a method for determining chlortetracycline residues in edible white-tailed deer tissues, using liquid chromatography with heated electrospray ionization and mass spectrometry detection. The procedure involved extraction with EDTA-McIlvaine buffer at pH 4.0, followed by solid-phase extraction cleanup using a hydrophilic-lipophilic balance (HLB) cartridge. The liquid chromatography analysis was performed with heated electrospray ionization and mass spectrometry detection. The limit of quantification for the method was 2.7 ng/g and limit of detection was 0.8 ng/g. The recovery values were >78.5% for muscle, 65.1% for kidney, 63.1% for liver. Mean tissue residue concentration of chlortetracycline and it's epimer, 4-epi chlortetracycline (4-epi-CTC) at 10-day withdrawal period for kidney, liver, muscle was 122.8, 44.7 and 26.7 ng/g, respectively. Chlortetracycline tissue residue concentration at 45-day withdrawal period for kidney, liver, muscle was 19.2, 28.9 and 10.7 ng/g, respectively. Mean tissue concentration of CTC was less than the established maximum residual limit (MRL) values for bovine tissues. We have validated and successfully applied this method in the qualitative and quantification of chlortetracycline in white-tailed deer tissue samples.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Chromatography B: Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences|
|State||Published - Aug 15 2018|
- Drug residue
- White-tailed deer